E-mail to Text (SMS)

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I've Been Around
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Re: E-mail to Text (SMS)

so are the @sms.roger.com or @mms.roger.com working or not? I need this service to get alerts from cameras and sensors, as the @pcs.rogers.com requires me to text back yes to read there message.

 

If this is the case ill half to change carriers I guess.

I've Been Here Awhile
Posts: 4

Re: E-mail to Text (SMS)

No, their @sms one no longer works.

I worked around it by having Nagios send email to a separate gmail account (and sync that on my phone), and had gmail forward it to @pcs. That way the text alerts me, and I can then read the email in the mail client. Reading email via their gateway is pretty bad, but it functions as an alerting mechanism which is all I personally really need it for.

Still pretty hacky though, it'd be nice if they brought the @sms one back.

(It'd also be nice if the forum software didn't delete @sms every time I edit the message...)
I'm Here A Lot
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Re: E-mail to Text (SMS)

Rogers email to SMS (xxxxxxxxxx@pcs.rogers.com) gateway is not always reliable.  A few weeks ago I spent more than 45 minutes on the phone with technical services because email coming from certain smtp provider were not getting through the gateway.  At the end, I was told that they had made a server change the previous weekend (something related to IP V6) and they were thinking it came from that.  Something like the changes had not yet completely propagated.  I had reservation, but they would not escalate the ticket saying that there was nobody they could transfer me too. Anyway the service started working a 3-4 days later. It seems to be working good since.  They confirm that @sms.rogers.com has been discontinued for a while.  A few weeks earlier there was also an outage for messages coming from certain smtp provider.  

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Re: E-mail to Text (SMS)

I am getting the message on my phone using ##########@pcs.rogers.com but when I reply with Read nothing happens... any ideas of what I need to do to be able to respond to 'reply with 'Read' to read your message'

I'm Here A Lot
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Re: E-mail to Text (SMS)

typing 《read》en pressing send work for me. It takes 1 or 2 seconds and a new sms comes in with the message content.
I've Been Here Awhile
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Re: E-mail to Text (SMS)

that is the issue, typing read does nothing, but it used to when I had an iphone, but now I am using a galaxy S7, so not sure if it is a phone issue or a Rogers issue.

I'm Here A Lot
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Re: E-mail to Text (SMS)

I just tried it on a Iphone 8+ and it worked.  I also sent one at the same time to my galaxy S9 and I'm still waiting . . .  It's been more than 5 minutes.

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Re: E-mail to Text (SMS)

Thanks for testing, sounds like it could be a Galaxy issue....hmmm I wonder if there is a fix for this some where.